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I’m Rafa Sales Ross, a Brazilian film journalist and programmer currently living in Scotland. I have a Master’s in Film and Visual Culture and have been researching the portrait of suicide on film for almost a decade.
With work published in English and Portuguese on BBC Culture, i_D, BFI Total Film, Little White Lies, The Playlist, Glamour, The Skinny, The Quietus and more, my specialities include the exploration of death, existence and legacy in film. You can also find me regularly writing about Latin American Cinema and cinematic portrayals of sex work.
I also work as a host and have moderated a wide range of Q&As and panels. I’ve attended the Glasgow Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival as an invited speaker and covered prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Sundance, SXSW, Berlinale, and London.
As a programmer, I was recently part of the Features Programming team for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and have extensive experience in Community-focused programming. I am currently the Community Engagement and Learning Manager at Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen’s only independent cinema, where I have launched initiatives such as our successful Queer Film Club and have produced and delivered seasons around themes such as Deaf representation on film.
When not working, you can find me next to my beloved cats, Clifford and Oliver.